Course Manager

3rd November 2017
11th December 2017
Beeston Fields Golf Club - Nottingham

Job Description

Beeston Fields is one of Nottingham’s oldest and best golf courses. The superb Par 71 parkland course is a challenging test for all levels of golfer. Designed in 1923 by Tom Williamson, it measures 6,430 yards from the medal tees.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Course Manager to raise the standards of our beautiful parkland golf course. Reporting to the General Manager you will be a key member of the management team.

To be successful, you will:

  • have the drive and ambition to further improve Beeston Fields and deliver the best possible golf experience for the club’s members, guests and visitors.
  • be highly motivated and have the ability to work on your own initiative.
  • be a passionate individual with a keen eye for detail, presentation and aesthetics.
  • be an experienced greenkeeper and have experience of managing and leading greens staff.

Main duties / Key responsibilities

  • Manage the golf course and the green keeping team, as directed by the General Manager, in accordance with the Club’s golf course maintenance policy, the health and safety policy and the Greenkeeper Code of Conduct
  • Work with the General Manager on future plans for the golf course.
  • Carry out effective turf maintenance practices through the establishment of schedules and programmes of annual, monthly, weekly and daily maintenance, which maximise the efficiency at the golf course
  • Prepare the course for play including marking hazards and GURs and ensuring tee markers, bunkers, golf furniture and general green maintenance is carried out
  • Work alongside our STRI consultants to ensure best practices
  • Supervise construction and renovation projects
  • Supervise the preparation and maintenance of machines for use
  • Experience in development & maintenance of course drainage
  • Ensuring that all faults and defects relating to the condition of the course, equipment, tools, building, etc. within the remit of grounds maintenance are reported to the General Manager
  • Take all responsible steps to protect the health, safety and welfare of all employees, patrons and visitors, by following all legislative guidelines for the preparation, use and disposal of chemicals, the safe use of tools, plant and equipment and promoting safe working practices in all areas of operation at the course
  • Leadership skills - applicants must be able to lead, supervise, delegate and prioritise work schedules so the green keeping team are informed and efficient in their day to day tasks
  • Utilise IT programs including Microsoft Office Suite to record & update all relevant course maintenance, budgeting & planning. Do presentation to management and committees.
  • Be aware of and keep up to date on best practices on environmental issues

Personal Attributes

  • A highly motivated, passionate individual with a keen eye for detail, presentation and aesthetics and ability to work on their own initiative
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels both verbally and in writing
  • Experience in managing, motivating and developing a small team and allocating workloads effectively
  • Proven organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks competently
  • Comfortable with various IT platforms and programs
  • A high degree of flexibility and willing to ‘go the extra mile’ if required
  • Manage own personal development

Knowledge and Experience


  • A minimum of NVQ level 3 but preferably NVQ level 4, foundation degree or higher
  • Spraying qualifications ??“ PA1, PA2, PA6
  • A full driving licence


  • Being an active golfer would be an advantage
  • Minimum 10 years’ greenkeeping experience
  • Minimum 5 year’s course manager experience
  • Chainsaw qualifications

Additional information

  • Salary will be based on the applicant’s experience and will be discussed when applicants are short listed.
  • Job Type: Full-time to commence in early 2018

How to apply

  • Interested applicants should send a covering letter and CV by email to:
  • Closing date - 11th December 2017
  • No recruitment agencies please